Saints Exploit New NFL Rule to Dress an Extra Player.

The NFL is instituting a new quarterback rule for the 2023 season.

The rule allows teams to field an emergency third quarterback on game days.

The third quarterback can only play if both QB1 and QB2 are either injured and/or ejected from the game.

The Saints have Taysom Hill, who can effectively play both TE and QB.

Hill was listed as a tight end throughout training camp and the preseason.

The Saints have switched Hill's positional designation to QB for Week 1.

This will allow the Saints to dress an additional player on their active game-day roster.

Hill can line up at different positions despite the on-paper designation.

Jameis Winston would potentially serve as the emergency QB in case both Hill and starter Derek Carr are unable to play.

Hill has thrown for 185-of-287 with 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions across six NFL seasons.